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What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

How much is a butt-load?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

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What is a semordnilap?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which was named first, Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

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Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

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Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

How long is an eon?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

What connects Stanley Kubrick, JRR Tolkien, and The Beatles?

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What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

Why does February have 28 days?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

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Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

What is Yule?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

What are the Seven Seas?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

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What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

Why can’t you own a single Guinea Pig in Switzerland?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

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Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

How long is a “moment”?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

What percentage of the human body is made up of other organisms?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

When is a word opposite of itself?

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What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

Is “combobulated” a word?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

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How does an exception prove a rule?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Are redheads going extinct?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

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What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

Do non-human animals get cavities?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

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What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?